Posted Friday April 26, 2019 by Melissa Reilly

Hi everyone, the sun was certainly shining for our Easter Open Day at Castlebank Horticultural Centre on Monday. We had a fantastic day with lots of visitors, raising just over £700 towards the continued regeneration of Castlebank Park. Thank you to everyone who came along, plus our volunteers, home bakers and prize donors!


On Wednesday, we welcomed a group of Community Councillors from Dalgety Bay to Lanark. They were here as part of a learning visit to hear about how Lanark’s Development Trust was set up, and the various projects and developments we have been involved with over the years. We also enjoyed a tour of the restored gardens of Castlebank Park. We are always happy to welcome more groups through the Community Learning Exchange programme.

On Friday, the Development Trust Board met for its second quarterly meeting of the year. Where is 2019 going?! Friday also marked ‘2 weeks to go’ until Lanark FlowerFest 2019. Have you received your programme in the post yet? Don’t worry if not, you can read it all online here.

Also coming up in May, we have the unveiling of the Cameronian Memorial Sculpture which is taking place at 12 noon on Saturday 18th May beside the Winston Barracks. Linked to the new sculpture, the Tolbooth will be hosting new exhibition ‘The Burgh & the Barracks’ from 18th May – 1st June.


This weekend, the Royal Burgh of Lanark Community Council are unveiling the Lanark War Memorial Plaque at 2pm on Sunday 28th April. Greyfriars Church Sunday School are also hosting a ‘Soup-er Entertainment’ event earlier in the day from 12.30pm onwards.

You can view more local events and list your own local jobs, events and volunteering opportunities free of charge at

Do you have any ideas to improve the town or projects you would like the Development Trust to consider? Please feel free to email us with your ideas or suggestions on

We rely on your support and donations to be able to continue delivering community projects here in Lanark. You can click the ‘Donate’ button below to send a donation via PayPal or why not think about becoming a member of the Development Trust to support more regularly? We are a charitable, non-profit body which carries out projects for the common good. Our aspiration is to develop and deliver priority community projects which have a social, environmental and economic impact. Any support would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Melissa

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